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Brazil's Federal Police On Nationwide Strike

Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:30 am

Planning to fly to Brazil? Think twice. Federal Police out there are on a nationwide strike, over pay!
The strike has caused major delays for international passengers (inbound/outbound), affecting even domestic travelers.

Brazil's Federal Police Strike over Pay
Written by Edward Fox

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Brazil's federal police have begun an indefinite strike, which could weaken the country's border security and counternarcotics efforts.

The majority of Brazil's 15,000 federal police went on strike on August 7 to demand higher wages. Thirty percent of the force are still working to deal with emergencies, but border control and federal investigations have all been affected, reported Veja .

No time limit has been set for the strike, though talks with the government are expected to take place next week.

http://www.insightcrime.org/insight-...ils-federal-police-strike-over-pay

http://en.mercopress.com/2012/08/13/...g-airports-ports-and-foreign-trade

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